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I've started a new thread on this subject so I can't be accused of hijacking someone else's.
Now that I've thought about it for a whole day and looked over all the Heller texts I have hanging around at home, I can rationalise my feelings to a certain extent.
In a nutshell, then, I don't like it when a prolific and respected writer abuses his or her position and disseminates their own prejudices/political agenda disguised as critical writing.
This extract from Heller's Designing Hate: Is There a Graphic Language of Vile Emotion takes the biscuit as far as I'm concerned:
German Fraktur type (as opposed to other medieval gothics, such as Old English) still evokes iron-fisted authority. The words ULT!, VERBOTEN!, and JUDE! are frightening when spelled out in these letterforms. Actually, anything set in Fraktur, even the most harmless words and phrases, takes on a decidedly ominous look.
I'm sorry, but this is pure propaganda. He should be ashamed of himself for publishing it. Or maybe the publisher should be ashamed.
Anyway, this sort of thing coupled with the tripe in his Swastika book have most definitely turned me off his work.